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Over 170 million records exposed due to breaches in 2017

A 2017 report by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout has revealed a new high of 1,579 data breaches which resulted in almost 179 million records being exposed. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: San Diego Tribune Read More »

Cryptocurrency malware infecting Youtube

Cryptocurrency mining malware has made big headlines this week after several malicious ads popped up on Youtube. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Toms Guide Read More »

Ransomware added to Oxford English Dictionary

Over 1000 words will be added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and among them will be Ransomware. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Improve collaboration to overcome cyber-attack security issues, say transportation security leaders.

One of the keys to averting cyber-attacks on critical US transportation infrastructure, such as 2016’s ransomware attack on San Francisco’s transit network, lies in industry-wide collaboration, according to security experts working for some of North America’s most well-known transit organisations. Transport Security World canvassed the opinion of executives, all of whom agreed that working together could put the brakes on ... Read More »

The Three Rs of Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape: Risk, Ransomware and Reputation

Rick McElroy, Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

One of the most valuable weapons in any cybersecurity specialist’s arsenal is insight. Accessing and analysing data about threat types, volumes, methods and motivations offers a critical edge when designing an effective security posture. At Carbon Black we consider our Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) to be a vital part of what we do to help customers counter the threats they ... Read More »

Salaries for cyber security professionals set to rise in 2018

The Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey has found that salaries for cyber security specialists will see the highest salary increases among IT professionals, at 7%. Developers and infrastructure specialists will enjoy salary rises of 3%.   Cyber security specialists have been highly sought after in 2017 in light of high profile data leaks and related cyber attacks, while developers have ... Read More »

MPs warned about risks of social media

The parliament’s cyber security experts have issued a warning regarding the significant increase in hacking activity that is targeting public figures including MPs via social media services like Twitter and Facebook. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Daily Telegraph Read More »

Fitness App exposes user activity

Fitness and running app Strava has published a “Heatmap” of user activity. This has then led to someone seeking out “how many Strava users are from the military or national security groups” with many uncovered with where they work, where they live, when they were stationed at the outpost and where to potentially ambush them! View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE:  ... Read More »

Watch out for Jackpotting

The US Secret Service has issued warnings to ATM operators regarding the “jackpotting”, a hack that makes ATM’s spit out money. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »

UK Government demanding better cyber security to protect Critical Infrastructures

The UK government has issued a warning to critical infrastructures to boost the cyber security defences or face fines up to £17 million if they fail to have adequate defences in place. New regulators will be able to assess critical industries to make sure plans are as robust as possible. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gov.uk Read More »